Cyndi Lauper was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 22, 1953. She is best known for her popular songs in the 80’s such as, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and Time After Time. She had always had an interest in music, and at the age of 12 she started playing the guitar and writing lyrics to songs.
In the late 70’s Cyndi started performing as a vocalist for different bands in New York. She sang some songs that were originally by Led Zeppelin and Bad Company.
In 1977, Cyndi damaged her vocal cords and was left with no voice. She went through a lot of therapy and got her voice back.
In 1983 Cyndi Lauper signed a deal with Portrait Records. Her first album, She’s So Unusual sold 4.5 million copies in the U.S. From that album she scored four Top Five singles.
In 1991, Cyndi Lauper got married to actor David Thorton, and shortly after that released her fourth album, which contained a lot of her singles hits.
She got pregnant in 1994 with a boy and while pregnant toured with Tina Turner for three months as a special guest.
She worked on a sitcom at one time, but it was never broadcasted. She appeared on the TV series Mad About You a couple of times, and toured with Cher in 1999.
Cyndi has starred in several movies such as Off and Running and Life With Mickey. She also sang for the recent movie, Rugrats in Paris. She is now concentrating on being a mother.
Update November 2004: Cyndi has returned and crossed over into adult contemporary, most recently with At Last in November 2003 and Live At Last in May 2004.
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